The 23-year-old daughter of a New Jersey pastor who serves a congregation of mostly South Korean immigrants is now dead after she was violently stabbed multiple times on Sunday and local police are holding a 16-year-old boy in connection with her death.
Christine Huh, daughter of Bong Kee Huh, senior pastor of Praise Presbyterian Church in Somerset, was found suffering from stab wounds by emergency officials inside a ninth-floor apartment at the Skyline Tower in downtown New Brunswick early Sunday morning, according to NJ.com and now her family and church community is mourning.
"Our whole congregation is devastated," pastor Daeho Kim told NJ.com Tuesday. "She had a wonderful sense of humor and was [a] great supporter of the church and her family." more >>
WASHINGTON — As hundreds of thousands of Christians and religious minorities are living homeless in Iraq due to the rise of the Islamic State, a pastor from New York City says it is a "total embarrassment" that most American Christians are not willing to travel to the Kurdish region of Iraq to care for the persecuted.
The Rev. William Devlin, who pastors the Infinity Bible Church in South Bronx, has traveled to over 11 different countries where the persecution of Christians is rampant and in December he went to Kurdish Iraq for 11 days to provide humanitarian assistance to those displaced from their homes by ISIS.
Devlin, who's also a registered nurse with a specialty in war trauma, told The Christian Post on Wednesday that he plans to go back to Iraq in July and hopes to recruit and even pay for other pastors to go with him. more >>
Joel Houston, leader of Hillsong NYC and the church's worship band Hillsong UNITED, says NBC's "A.D. The Bible Continues" is "God's plan for helping people understand who Jesus is" and is expected to appear on a companion series "Beyond A.D." on Sunday when the seventh episode of the show will be aired.
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett's follow-up to the "Bible" returns to NBC with more from the book of Acts in the upcoming new episode, and simultaneously, Houston will appear on the series' companion talk show, "Beyond A.D."
In an interview with The Christian Post prior to taping the digital talk show on Tuesday, Houston explained that "A.D. The Bible Continues" fits God's plan for teaching people about Jesus. more >>
Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress said Sunday during his "Countdown to the Apocalypse," sermon series that it was Satan who delivered the religion of Islam to the prophet Muhammad and further asserted that following that religion will "lead you to hell."
In his six-week sermon series, Jeffress, who pastors Dallas' 11,000-member First Baptist Church, explains how Jesus told of the rise of radical Islam and that increased Christian persecution around the world would "precede His return to this Earth."
In a Sunday sermon, the 59-year-old attempted to debunk the claim that Muhammad was delivered Islam by an angel and stated that the angel Muhammad saw was really the devil desguised "as an angel of light." more >>
An Akron, Ohio-based preacher who joined with other pastors to protest attacks on the Christian faith last March, was killed in a violent car crash Sunday morning after he was ejected from his own vehicle then struck by another on Interstate 71 in Madison County.
A report from 10TV said the pastor, Melford J. Elliot, 51, of Greater Bethel Baptist Church, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The West Jefferson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol told 10TV that they received a call of a rollover crash at about 6:40 a.m. on Sunday. Their investigation of the accident showed that Elliot was traveling southbound on the interstate when his vehicle drifted into the median, hit a culvert and overturned. more >>
Franklin Graham, the head of nonprofit Samaritan's Purse, said he was discouraged by the impetus behind the draw Muhammad event in Garland, Texas, which some claim sparked the attack from two Muslim gunmen, allegedly affiliated with the terror group ISIS.
"What this event was doing in Texas was mocking Islam. I disagree with [them]," said Graham in a Fox News interview on Wednesday.
Graham said he wouldn't want anyone mocking Jesus Christ, and for this reason poking fun at Islam is off limits for him. more >>